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Music Therapy, Lessons & Classes, Smile Concerts, Respite Days and More!

Our Mission of Smiles, History and Impact!

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Summer Music Programs!

Join us for music, fun & smiles this summer!

We are once again offering summer classes for the community and our KEYS kiddos!

***Piano, Voice, Guitar and Ukulele!

***Songwriting!

***NEW! One-on-one with Katie Quick!

All ages and abilities are welcome!

Cost :

$40 for a 30 min class or

$60 for a 45 min. class

As always, classes are FREE for kids battling cancer & their siblings!
 

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Next Concert!

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 Concert Replay!

"Smiles for Ari"

featuring Katie Quick!

Sponsored by the Quinn's Super Bowl Party in memory of Greg Jeffris

Upcoming Concerts

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Smile Concert Series!

Tune-in to the KEYS Program facebook page each Monday night at 7pm to enjoy a LIVE concert by our amazing line up of featured artists from across the country! 

 

Each concert celebrates and honors one of our KEYS kids and their family!

Don't worry if you miss it! All of the concerts are saved on our KEYS Kids Network page for pediatric cancer patients, their families and the community to enjoy all year long!

The BEST part? 

We can share smiles with our KEYS kids throughout the COVID pandemic, whether they are tuning-in from home

or the hospital!

Now that makes us smile!

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"Backstage" Meet 'n Greet for the KEYS Kids!

Before each concert, we host a private Meet 'n Greet via zoom for the KEYS kids and their families who we are celebrating! 

The kids LOVE meeting the artists who are performing for them...and the artists LOVE meeting the kiddos too!

It makes the Smile Concert even more special. magical and smile-filled for everyone!

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New! Monthly Workshop Series!

The KEYS Program has launched a new monthly virtual workshop series for parents, adults, caregivers and the community where our amazing music therapists will share all things music therapy. 

 

The workshops will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube so viewers can ask questions and participate.  Recordings of the workshops will be available 24/7 on our KEYS Kids Network & Music Hub!

Big thanks to our foundation partner the Tony Stewart Foundation who helps to make programs...and smiles...like these possible year round!

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 Latest Workshop!

Music for Fun & Function:

The Possibilities are Endless!

presented by Christina Stewart, MT-BC

NEW! Ukulele Kids Club at the KEYS Program!

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To a child, cancer treatments can be pretty scary. The  KEYS Program is so excited to partner with the Ukulele Kids Club organization to harness the power of music to improve the well being of our KEYS kids through the donation of ukuleles and the support of music therapy, they help us give the gift of music for life. 

This year the UKC has donated 6 ukuleles for us to give to our KEYS kids so we may implement a Ukulele Kids Club progam at KEYS!  Each KEYS kid has received a new Kala ukulele, with case, tuner and gets together with our music therapist each week virtually to learn, play and smile!

The UKC (Ukulele Kids Club) is an international charity that has helped thousands of children around the world to overcome the stress, anxiety and health challenges of serious health conditions.

We are honored to partner with them on our shared missions --- to help kids with cancer to just be kids!

 Wear Your Heart

on Your Sleeve 2021!

BIG thank you to all who wore their hearts on their sleeves for our KEYS kids and those loved ones who have battled cancer!

Hearts were worn in 14 states and 6 countries this year, including: New York...Florida...Colorado...New Hampshire...Virginia...Texas...Kentucky...Pennsylvania... NorthCarolina...California...Illinois...Indiana...New Jersey...Massachusetts...Denmark...Germany...Belgium... South Korea...Greece...and Canada!

Now that's a lot of hearts...and a lot of smiles...

1,904 hearts and smiles in all!

After all...it's all about the smiles!

Heartstrings Cello Ensemble Virtual Concert!

On Friday, February 26, 2021 at 6:00pm EST the amazing Heartstrings Cello Ensemble held a virtual concert to benefit the KEYS Program to kick-off our Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Weekend!

We are so thrilled to partner with these talented musicians who performed from all over the world to deliver music, hope and smiles to our KEYS kids!

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The wonderful musicians from Heartstrings Cello Ensemble sharing their hearts for our KEYS kids!

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 Canvas and Cocoa Event Enjoyed by All!

What a great afternoon of relaxation and virtual fun we had with artist, Sarah Fahey at our Virtual Canvas and Cocoa event on February 28th! !

Big thanks to Sarah and everyone who participated for making it such a fun afternoon!  We hope to do more in the future!

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The KEYS Program
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The KEYS Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that delivers music, hope and smiles to children impacted by cancer and serious illnesses.

 

For 27 years, KEYS has been sharing the combined power of music and joy of motorsports to improve the quality of life of children facing incredible health challenges, while creating memorable moments for their family!

And all at no cost to the families we serve. 

Email: info@thekeysprogram.org

Phone: 315-363-6446

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KEYS has received GuideStar's platinum seal for transparency, the highest level, for nonprofits!

Big thanks to our major donors who make smiles possible all year!

It's all about the smiles!